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Sunday: Wave a Flag for Nanuet Marine

Stand by the side of the road and wave an American flag as this Nanuet resident travels to Albany to be sworn in as a U.S. Marine

 

Nanuet's got a lot to be proud of. On Sunday, July 8, Thomas Hanney of Nanuet is heading to Albany to be sworn in as a United States Marine. 

He'll be leaving from his home on Edsall Avenue with his parents at 10:40 a.m. The route they'll take is to Sherwood Drive and getting on the Thruway from there. 

The Hanneys are asking the community to step out to the curb with an American flag, good luck sign or just a wave to show support.

Tommy is already a hometown hero for his leadership as the captain and quarterback of the Nanuet football team in 2009 when Nanuet made it to the NYS championship game, according to the Hanneys.

Rich Strathy July 08, 2012 at 10:11 PM
What a great display of patriotism and a fitting sendoff to Tommy. This is what "community" is all about. He WILL make Nanuet and his Country proud as he continues the fight for our freedom. Thanks to all who came out on a sunny Sunday morning to wish him well as he begins his new journey in life.
Debra Boyle July 09, 2012 at 02:47 AM
God bless you Tommy...Very proud of you...Be safe!
Eileen Przygucki July 09, 2012 at 03:46 AM
To rich and Kathy strathy Thank you for organizing this opportunity for all of us to honor tommy and give him a proper send off deserving of an individual who is willing to protect his country we will pray for him and for a safe return and are grateful to him and his family. Ttoday was truly a moving event to see the community come together for this was really touching and proves that we are truly united
Mairebee July 09, 2012 at 11:50 AM
We hadn't heard about this until the followup story this morning, but we wish you will, Tom! Thank you for your service, and may God bless you! MaryKay and Tom, you have a right to be so proud of this wonderful son!
Dan Blair July 12, 2012 at 01:58 AM
We're proud of you Tom. You'll make a great Marine. Be safe. Dan, Maggie and Jillian.

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